Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 96667). Subtropical; 23°S - 30°S, 133°W - 109°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 24 cm TL (female)
It has lengths of 15 to 25 cm (male) and 15 to 24 cm (female) total body length; 6 to 10 cm (male) and 6 to 9.5 cm (female), carapace length (Ref. 4). Littoral to sublittoral (Ref. 77016). Found in shallow water, from 1 to 5 m deep in crevices of rocky substrates (Ref. 4). Nocturnal. Omnivorous. In general, thorny lobsters have a consistent diet of gastropods, fish remains, decapod, red algae, and brown algae (Ref. 107049). Impregnated and ovigerous females have been taken in December (Ref. 4).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Impregnated and ovigerous females have been taken in December (Ref. 4).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models